My liver may be gone, but my brain will be great

I like Ibuprofin. It gets me past many low grade migraines and, lately, it’s the only thing that keeps me going at martial arts. (A couple of pregnancies left me with some back and hip problems.) I’ve yet to experience any side effects, although I’ve always worried about its effects on my liver. I sure happy was happy to learn today, thought, that it’s good for my brain:

People who took the painkiller ibuprofen for more than five years had a 40 percent lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

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  • Jewel

    Yay! by the way, I think it is Tylenol which corrodes the liver. Having said that, I read where ibuprofen exacerbates psoriasis, which I have, bummer. It’s always something.

  • JackCoupal

    It’s probably that NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) (not Tylenol, but ibuprofen, naproxen, etc) or aspirin do the work in preventing brain and heart disease.

    Now, all the scientists have to do is figure out how those drugs do their important jobs!

    But. as Jewel comments, some such drugs have bad side effects for some people. It’s a matter of finding out what your body can and can’t tolerate.